Government Thinks Apple Is A Problem

dinsdag 20 augustus 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Is it not obvious that Apple is not paying enough money to politicians to keep them happy; regardless of which side of the fence they sit? After all, politicians in Washington keep putting Apple into the same anti-trust boat as Google, Facebook, and…

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When Apple No Longer Wants You

dinsdag 13 augustus 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

So, you like living in Apple’s walled garden ecosystem, right? Let’s say you have a Mac, an iPhone and iPad, maybe even Watch and AirPods. You’re equipped with the best of Apple’s breed, maybe even an card carrying Apple Card user already, a long ti…

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Why Apple’s Good Businesses Are So Bad

dinsdag 6 augustus 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

You buy and use Apple gear, right? So you should be concerned about the health of the company. After all, who wants to buy products from a company that quickly discontinues them? You know. Like Google. And Samsung. Why then, do we read so many headl…

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Yes, Malware On The Mac Is Real

dinsdag 30 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Got malware on your Mac? Yes. Even if it isn’t some nefarious piece of software scouring your Mac for useful information to send back to China or Russia or that nerd Todd down the street, your Mac has malware of some kind. That’s because I put malwa…

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Yes, Virginia, Dongles Are Forever

woensdag 24 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

There are no statistics to back up my premise that dongles are here to stay forever other than the fact that dongles have been around about forever. Maybe longer. As much as members of the technorati elite politburo criticize Apple for new connector…

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Apple’s Privacy Needs More Action

woensdag 17 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Thanks to Amazon Prime Days anything related to Apple fell on the newsroom floor. Politics never falls that low, so you may be forgiven if you missed the call by Washingtonians for Apple to stop preaching privacy and turn the talk into action. This …

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My Mac Is Older Than Your Mac

vrijdag 12 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

How long do you keep a Mac around before upgrading to a new model? Three years? Five years? Longer? A quick check of the past decade of my Mac purchases indicates that each model lasts about six years, but we get a new Mac every couple of years– the…

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The Internet Could Destroy Humanity

dinsdag 9 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Censorship bothers me. As a red, white, and blue gun-toting Southerner, a member of the good old U.S. of A., anyone who tells me I cannot do something today that I could do yesterday gets my goat. Yes, the interwebs seems nearly full of danger and v…

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There Is A Problem With ‘Hey Siri…’

vrijdag 5 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Roseanne Roseannadanna said it best: Well it just goes to show you, it’s always something; you either got a toenail in your hamburger or toilet paper clinging to your shoe. Siri is like that. Think about what Siri can do and then think about what pr…

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Why Apple’s Face ID Is Not Dangerous

dinsdag 2 juli 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Can you guess what you do not see more and more these days? Facial recognition scanners. They are growing in number and as much as we want to think new technology can be beneficial to humans, I worry about this one and that makes me think Apple’s ap…

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iPhone And Mac Cameras Are Spies

vrijdag 28 juni 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Yesterday I visited a co-workers office and saw his Mac, iPad, and iPhone all had little pieces of tape covering the camera. Why? Paranoia. Remember the rule. If everyone is out to get you, a little paranoia is the right attitude to have. Now, I kno…

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Lock Down Your Apple Products

dinsdag 25 juni 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Let me give you a handful of useful things to remember about life online in the 21st century. First, “Everybody is out to get your money.” That’s the way a capitalist society works, and despite its Communist roots, China is as capitalist as Apple, F…

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The Coming New Order Of Fakes

vrijdag 21 juni 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Apple helped to usher in the 4K revolution before the 2K revolution got off the ground– thanks to Apple TV 4K which lets you stream better than ultra high definition video to your 4K HDR television. What does all this mean? Thanks to rapid technolog…

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Apple Still Needs A New Mac Pro

dinsdag 18 juni 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or just got back from an out-of-mind experience then you know Apple finally upgraded the disastrous trash can Mac Pro to an all new cheese grater Mac Pro experience. Hallelujah, right? Uh, not so fast. Look, th…

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Trust Apple? Or, Trust The Feds?

donderdag 13 juni 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

OK. Here’s the deal. You have information. You make information when you go online, when you buy something, when you communicate with others. Who do you want to safeguard that information? Google and Facebook? Apple? Or, the U.S. government? I know,…

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What Does Apple Know About Us?

dinsdag 11 juni 2019 inNoodleMac (bestaat niet meer) (Column-Blog)

Unless you go completely off the grid, Unabomber style, and avoid contact with humanity, someone, somewhere, knows something about you and what you do. Google and Facebook and Amazon have already gathered so much information about us individually th…

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